At Cebu International Airport in the Philippines late on Sunday, a Korean Air Lines Co Ltd flight carrying 173 people overshot the runway, the airline reported. It added that there were no casualties and everyone on board had successfully evacuated.
Insufficient weather forced the Airbus SE A330 widebody travelling from Seoul to Cebu to undertake three landing attempts before it overran the runway at 23:07 (1507 GMT), according to a statement released by Korean Air on Monday.
According to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, which reported that other planes to Cebu had been diverted to other airports or returned to their origin, the A330-300 jet involved in the disaster was delivered brand-new to Korean Air in 1998.
On its Facebook page, the Cebu airport said that it has temporarily blocked the runway to allow for the plane’s evacuation, canceling all incoming and outgoing flights till further notice.